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Venetian (Olympic) Theatre - 2/6 Wurlitzer
Seattle, Washington
Organ installation timeframe: 1926 -
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Records show two organs for the Venetian Theatre:

  • 1919 - 2/7 Kimball, tubular pneumatic action
  • 1926 - 2/6 Wurlitzer opus #792, a Style D, with roll player

    The Wurlitzer had two prior owners but its first installation in a theatre was at Seattle's Olympic Theatre in July 1926. Don Moore was organist in 1927.
    The Olympic operated under the name 'Venetian Theatre' for many years. The instrument was moved to Spokane Radio Station KHQ after its stint in the theatre, but then returned to Seattle in the 1960's and was installed in Ernie Manly's Kirkland residence.
    The console in now owned by Greg Smith of Seattle. The remainder of the organ was shipped to Canberra, Australia.

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